Telit Communications Plc

Telit Communications Plc

July 05, 2005 08:51 ET

KPN Launches Telit's Umts Card In Dutch Market

LONDON, ENGLAND--(CCNMatthews - July. 5, 2005) - Telit Communications plc (LSE: TCM), as partner for the supply of the data card to Option N.V (Euronext: OPTI, OTC: OPNVY), the wireless technology company, announces today that KPN (Euronext: KPN KON), the leading Dutch mobile operator, has selected Option's GlobeTrotter FUSION™ as the wireless broadband data solution for its mobile customers. KPN commercialises the data card as "Mobile Connect Card Wi-Fi/UMTS/GPRS."

KPN, the market leader in the Netherlands, offers both fixed and mobile telecommunication services to consumer and business segments providing a wide range of mobile communication, information, entertainment and commercial services within the Dutch market. As a business partner, KPN supports their customers' activities with state-of-the-art integrated mobile communication solutions. The company serves more than 6.2 million mobile users in Holland and also operates mobile networks in Germany (E-Plus) and in Belgium (BASE) with substantial market presence in these countries through their strong local brands. KPN continues to invest in the future by implementing a convergent broadband strategy that combines cellular 3G/GPRS with traditional fixed line and Wi-Fi services. KPN has chosen Option's Globetrotter FUSIONTM data card, integrating 3G/GPRS and Wi-Fi technologies in a single product, as the ideal convergent solution for its mobile users.

Telit Communications is an international provider of cutting-edge cellular M2M (Machine-to-Machine) technology, and a prominent branded enhanced value-added reseller (EVAR) of a range of advanced cellular devices worldwide. Telit is at the forefront of the cellular revolution, as both a producer and marketer of advanced cellular technology and products. Telit owns a large number of valuable patents and has especially strong in-house technology and development expertise. This mix of technological proficiency and marketing know-how has allowed Telit to effectively penetrate numerous market segments by rapidly adapting existing manufacturer products to market or brand-specific demands.

On a 3G network the GlobeTrotter FUSION™ enables broadband connection to the internet at data speeds of up to 384kbps. Move into a range of public WiFi hotspot, the corporate WLAN or your home wireless network and the GlobeTrotter FUSION™ provides connection at speeds up to 54Mbps. In areas where 3G or WiFi services are not available GlobeTrotter FUSION™ still ensures reliable and secure data connection over the widely available GPRS services.

About Telit Communication PLC

Telit Communications plc is a global business specialising in innovative customised mass production solutions for cellular communications. The Company has two distinct business operating divisions leveraging on its core intellectual property and know how:

- The Data Products Division which designs, develops, manufactures, markets and sells a range of data cellular communication products for the machine to machine ("m2m") market. The Company's technology and products enable other electronic devices and equipment manufacturers to utilise the widely deployed GSM/GPRS cellular infrastructure to relay and accept information without human intervention. Telit owns its own protocol stack and supplies A-Z solutions for the m2m market.

- The Branded Enhanced Value Added Reseller ("EVAR") Division which customises and distributes to mobile operators and to independent retailers, under the recognised brand "Telit", ODM's and OEM's cellular products, utilising its extensive in-house research and development resources.

With its headquarters in the UK, an R&D site in Italy and a presence in 17 countries, the Company has established a prominent position in mobile handsets and m2m industries in its chosen markets.

About Option

Option NV (, the wireless technology company, is a leading innovator in the design, development and manufacture of 3G WCDMA (HSDPA and UMTS) , EDGE, GPRS, GSM and WLAN technology products for wireless connectivity solutions. Option has built up an enviable reputation for creating exciting products that enhance the performance and functionality of wireless communications. Option's headquarters are in Leuven (Belgium). The company has an extensive Research & Development centre based in Leuven, a Software and Applications development centre in Adelsried (Germany), and an ISO 9002 production engineering and logistics facility in Cork (Ireland).

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